Saturday, January 13, 2018

Weekly Update 1/13

Parent Volunteers
I have updated the in class parent volunteers sign up. I have included an afternoon session in addition to the morning to try and accommodate more parents' schedules. Please consider coming in to help with reading if you have your fingerprint clearance card. Reading with adults does wonders for our scholars! If you would like to volunteer, but cannot commit to the full hour, sign up anyway and just email me to let me know. You can find the link under the helping hands tab or here: In Class Volunteers Thank you to all the parents that help keep our reading program going!

100th Day Celebration
We will be having an in class celebration on January 25th to commemorate the 100th day of school. Please visit our sign up to help us get ready for our celebration! Thank you for all of your help. 


Scholastic Book Club
If you would like to order books this month, please visit this link: Mrs. Larson's Book Club Classroom Code: QQCBF

***Orders are due at 3 P.M. January 30, 2018.


Upcoming Events
Don't forget to check the weekly newsletter or the classroom calendar (located on the left panel of this blog in desktop view) to keep up on the activities and special events that will be happening throughout the semester. 

Project Week

Watching all of the projects this week has been such a joy! Thank you for taking the time to work with your students on their projects. I kept a few of them to display on our bulletin board outside our classroom, but most of them have been sent home. Be on the look out for an email from me with a link to your child's video. I hope to have them all uploaded and shared by January 31st.



                   
                    


Friday, December 15, 2017

Weekly Update 12/15

Project Week
Thank you to everyone that turned in their written portion of the project. The 2D/3D model of your child’s Arctic/Antarctic animal will be due on January 8th.

A Note From Mrs. Farias!
I would like to take a moment to introduce myself.  My name is Sondra Farias and I am the new TA in Mrs. Larson’s Kindergarten class. I am a wife and mother of four amazing children. I am an alumni from Arizona State University and I am approximately sixty percent proficient in Spanish. I have been a classroom mom and volunteer, a Girl Scout Leader, and have either been a coach or team mom for basketball, softball, badminton, soccer and flag football. My family also lived in West Papua, Indonesia for four years which forever changed my life. I have a substitute teaching certificate for the state of AZ and previously worked as an Aide at a school for children with special needs. I have now been in the classroom for two weeks and I love working with and teaching your children. I look forward to meeting each and ever one of you. Have a fabulous day!

Winter Celebration

We will be celebrating the end of the second quarter by hunting the gingerbread man! All our supplies seem to be spoken for, thank you all so much! I appreciate your help more than you could ever know. We are still in need of volunteers to help out that day. While we are hunting the gingerbread man, parent volunteers will help set up the class so when we return, the students will be able to decorate cookies and enjoy time spent with classmates. If you have a fingerprint clearance card and would like to volunteer, please click here to sign up.

Parent Teacher Conferences

If you have not signed up for a conference, please click here to find a time that best fits your schedule. I would like everyone to sign up before we go on break, so please take the time to secure your spot soon! Thank you to everyone that has already signed up, I look forward to seeing everyone in January!



Phonogram Cues
Please label the back of the following phonogram flashcards with the appropriate cues to help with homework time:


  • ai- not used
  • oi- not used
  • er- her
  • ir- first
  • ur- nurse
  • wor- works
  • ear -early
  • au- not used
  • ck- two letters
  • ui-not used
I will update the list as we continue to learn phonograms. 


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Weekly Update 12/9

Upcoming Events
We have MANY upcoming events. Please make sure to check the calendar located on the left hand side of the blog (in desktop view) or look to the weekly newsletter for a breakdown of all the events!

Winter Celebration Sign Up
We will have a fun celebration on December 20th and we need your help with supplies. Please click here to see the sign up. Thank you so much for your support!

Parent Teacher Conferences
Please click here to sign up for a parent teacher conference. Remember that second quarter conferences are mandatory, and will take place on January 4th and 5th. Thank you to the parents that have already signed up. Please note, school resumes on January 8th for students.

Phonogram Cues
Please label the back of the following phonogram flashcards with the appropriate cues to help with homework time:


  • ai- not used
  • oi- not used
  • er- her
  • ir- first
  • ur- nurse
  • wor- works
  • ear -early
  • au- not used
  • ck- two letters
  • ui-not used
I will update the list as we continue to learn phonograms. 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Weekly Update 12/3

Phonogram Cues
Please label the back of the following phonogram flashcards with the appropriate cues to help with homework time:

  • ai- not used
  • oi- not used
  • er- her
  • ir- first
  • ur- nurse
  • wor- works
  • ear -early
  • au- not used
  • ck- two letters
I will update the list as we continue to learn phonograms. 

Book Exchange
Please remember all wrapped books for the book exchange are due by December 12th. Each gift should include a labeled gift tag so we can ensure each student will receive a gift. We will exchange the books on December 20th.

Project Week
Each student brought home a packet of information about our upcoming project week. The students are to learn about the Arctic/Antarctic animal that was assigned to them, write a report, make a 2D or 3D model, as well as present their animal. Please keep in mind that the written portion is due on December 13th, so start looking into your animal soon! Feel free to email me with any questions you might have! Thank you so much for your help with this endeavor. 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Weekly Update 11/17

Kindergarten Feast
I have to say a HUGE thank you to our class liaisons Mrs. Corbin and Mrs. Strand for putting together an AMAZING feast! Fun was had by all and we all appreciate how much time was put into the feast. Several students told me it was the "best day of their lives" so clearly, they enjoyed themselves! Mrs. Love and myself enjoyed our time visiting and playing with the students! thank you to everyone that attended!

Fall Concert
Thank you to all of the families that came to the concert! It was a beautiful night and I was impressed with how well our students did! We our so very lucky to have Mrs. Boswell as our music teacher, so if you happen to see her, please let her know how much you enjoyed the concert!Our next concert will be on April 5th, 2018.

Book Orders
Thank you to those of you that have placed book orders through scholastic. If you would still like to order, there is still time! All orders are due November 29th. Our class code is: QQCBF. You can access the website by clicking here

Class Book Exchange
Each year at the end of the first semester, we do a winter book exchange. I sent home an orange paper attached to an envelope today. Inside the envelope you will find the name of a student in our class who you will be purchasing a book for (Shhh! Don't tell that person because it is a secret). Wrapped books that are clearly labeled (both to and from) are due on December 11th. Please let me know via email if you do not want to participate for any reason.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Weekly Update 11/10

Kindergarten Feast Novmber 15th
Our kindergarten feast will take place at 10:30 in the MPR. I mistakenly sent out the wrong time, so please plan on arriving at 10:30.I hope to see you all there!


K-2 Concert Night Logistics: Thursday, November 16th
To facilitate a smooth transition into our new concert venue, here are a few things to keep in mind:
Kindergarten Families
·        Call time at 4:45pm
·        Parking in Lot 1 (map was sent home)
·        Students enter through doors closest to the Box Office- only students will be admitted into the building at this time
·        Pick up from the Little Theatre


There will be staff members in the parking lot and in the lobby to assist the students in reporting to their appropriate locations. Only students will be admitted into the building from 4:45-5:10pm. Outside doors open at 5:10pm. Auditorium doors open at 5:20pm. Please plan on staying until the end of the entire K-2 concert out of respect for all of the students. The 3rd-5th grade students will be arriving at 6:30pm. To avoid traffic jams, please exit promptly once you have your student. K-2 siblings of older students must be picked up at the end of their concert. There will be no supervision provided for the younger students during the 3rd-5th grade concert. Aditionally, no food or drink will be permitted in the auditorium.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and support.


Scholastic Book Orders

I will be accepting book orders again through Scholastic's website. This is a great, inexpensive way to expand your child's library, or even plan for the upcoming holidays! Please visit our Scholastic Book Club to place an order by 11/29. Our class code is: QQCBF 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Weekly Update 11/5

Scholastic Book Orders

I will be accepting book orders again through Scholastic's website. This is a great, inexpensive way to expand your child's library, or even plan for the upcoming holidays! Please visit our Scholastic Book Club to place an order by 11/29. Our class code is: QQCBF 

Kindergarten Feast
We would like to invite you all to our kindergarten feast from 10:30-12:15 on November 15th in the MPR. If you are able to attend, please do! Parents, grandparents, and younger siblings are invited! This is a pretty big deal to the students so if you are unable to attend, please have a talk with your child to prepare them ahead of time. In order to complete the feast we need your help. Please see the sign ups below to offer any help you can!

Butter Churning Sign Up
Feast Sign Up



Fall Concert
Thursday, November 16th at 5:30 P.M. at the Higley Center For the Performing Arts
Kindergarten students are to arrive at 4:45 P.M.

Dress Code for Concerts:


Girls must wear a white shirt, with a black skirt (knee length or longer)  or black dress slacks, and black dress shoes (black tights if desired).

Boys must wear a white collared, button-down shirt, black slacks, black socks and black dress shoes.

The students will be wearing the same attire for the Spring Concert in April.

Some stores that carry appropriate concert attire:

  • o     Macy’s
  • o     JCPenney
  • o     Sears
  • o     Kohl’s
  • o     Target
  • o     Walmart
  • o     Lands’ End (landsend.com)
  • o     Shopstyle.com